James M. Fahey, 77, of Whitman since 1972, passed away at home May 11, 2021 surrounded by family. Born in Everett and raised in Malden, he was a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Stevens) Fahey. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War then the Reserves. He became a master electrician by trade, was a 55-year member of Union Local 103, and retired from the switch and signal control division of the MBTA. Jim was trained in drafting at Wentworth Institute, taught at the Local 103 for decades, and for TRACES in Hingham, Hull and Weymouth. Jim served as a member of the Code Panels for both Massachusetts and the National Electrical Codes. As the beloved husband of Mary A. (Kirwan) Fahey for 49 years, he was a dedicated family man. Jim was the loving father of 2 sons and grandfather of 5 girls: John Fahey of Halifax and Madisyn, Ryleigh and Alannah; and Andrew Fahey and his wife Jenise of Bridgewater and Payton and Gabrielle; dear brother of Peter Fahey of Newton and the late MaryLou Carter and John Fahey; and an uncle of several nieces and nephews. Jim was a former Boy Scout Troop 22 leader in Whitman and coached youth baseball there. Jim and Mary were communicants of the former St. Casimir Church in Brockton and he volunteered there and at St. Casimir School where Mary worked for over 20 years until its closing. They enjoyed camping in Wells, Maine at Outdoor World at Moody Beach. Jim would help anyone, anywhere, anytime and he knew people everywhere. He is truly missed and will always be lovingly remembered. All are welcome to calling hours Sunday May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St. Brockton, his funeral Monday May 17 from Waitt Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m., funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 87 North Main St. Avon and committal at Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr. Rockland MA 02370.
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